Lauren Simone Blogs — diverse authors

Friend Read Friday featuring Olivia Lauren's Olivia Travels

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Friend Read Friday featuring Olivia Lauren's Olivia Travels

Bridging the gaps between literacy and culture, Erica invited authors, Dr. Melissa-Sue John and her daughter, Olivia Lauren John to read Olivia Lauren’s Olivia Travels: A Guide to Modes of Transportation.

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As seen on NBC: Imani Ariana

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As seen on NBC: Imani Ariana

On February 16, 2021, our kid author, Imani Ariana was featured on NBC CT as an inspirational kid author. Only 12 years old author, but she published two books: Disco Balls of the Universe and The Golden Life of Sally Sunflower with one soon to be released! She loves STEM so her books cover related topics. She has sold over 1000 books in 2020. She is also the founder of Love of Literature Book Club. Imani hopes to build a community of children who enjoy reading and socializing to discover the world of fun through literature.   This was not Imani’s...

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Hartford Public Library presents Hartford LIT All things Lit Live!

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Hartford Public Library presents Hartford LIT All things Lit Live!

Our very own Melissa-Sue John. Ph.D. will be among one of the panelists in the Where Publishers & Writers Meet  at the Hartford LIT All things lit event on Sept 19, 2020, at 1030am.

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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

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Black History Month at Stetson Public Library

Writer Lucy Gellman from the Arts Council Greater New Haven interviewed Melissa-Sue John and Olivia Lauren John on Wednesday, February 26th at Visual Literacy, a one-night artist and vendor showcase at the Stetson Branch Library on Dixwell Avenue. She writes, "Melissa-Sue John was tired of books that didn’t reflect the two Black girls she had at home. Her daughters, Olivia Lauren and Alyssa Simone, were both budding writers. So the three of them did the only reasonable thing there was to do: they founded a publishing house to tell their own stories." After describing all the other artists at the event, she continues, "The Johns greeted...

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Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

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Double feature for author and publisher at Lauren Simone Pubs

We are so excited to share that January ended with double features of our publisher and one of our authors. Co-Founder and publisher at Lauren Simone Publishing House, Melissa-Sue John, was interviewed by award-winning author, novelist, poet, and non-fiction writer, Jean Moore. Learn more as she shares how the company started and how her vision was realized in Finding Your Invincible Summer.  Meanwhile, author, Yvette Phillips can be seen on News12 featured for reading to students about Lunar New Year. Democracy Prep High School and Bronx Charter School for Better Learning are the only two schools in New York City that teach Korean...

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